Do you have tooth decay that needs to be repaired? Dr. Melissa Ravago may recommend a dental filling in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to restore your tooth. Our dentist will remove the decay and then fill the area with the dental filling material.
How is a dental filling placed?
Our dentist will numb the area and then remove the decayed portion of the tooth. After probing the area to ensure that all of the decay has been removed, the area is cleaned of bacteria and debris. The composite dental filling is then placed in layers. As each layer is placed, it is cured with a special light. Once the layers are in place, our dentist will shape the material, trim off any excess, and polish the final dental filling.
How should I care for a tooth with a filling?
To care for your dental filling, practice proper oral hygiene. Brush at least twice a day, floss at least once a day, and visit Ravago Dental twice a year for your routine checkup and cleaning. If Dr. Melissa Ravago suspects that your filling is cracked or damaged in any way, she will take X-rays to examine the filling and tooth. A dental filling can be replaced or repaired if necessary.
Does dental insurance cover the cost of composite fillings?
Most dental insurance plans will cover the cost of a composite filling up to the price of a silver filling. The patient is required to pay the difference.
Please contact our dental office today for more information and to schedule your next visit.